Anthony Tan's Velo Files



Velo Files: All In The Timing...

25 January 2015 | 21:00 - By Anthony Tan

This year's Santos Tour Down Under has seen its share of superhuman feats, but if the final stage told us anything, it's that sometimes less is more, writes Anthony Tan from Adelaide, South Australia.

Rohan Dennis could've been crowned a winner on Saturday... (AFP/ Mark Gunter)

Rohan Dennis could've been crowned a winner on Saturday... (AFP/ Mark Gunter)

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Velo Files: Did He Jump Or Was He Pushed?

24 January 2015 | 19:00 - By Anthony Tan

Cadel Evans' decision to hang up his wheels was not as clear cut as one might have imagined, writes Anthony Tan from Willunga Hill, South Australia, following the fifth stage of the Santos Tour Down Under.

Evans:

Evans: "I wasn't really a consideration for that sort of position." (Getty)

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Velo Files: The Book Of Sky

23 January 2015 | 16:30 - By Anthony Tan

It worked a treat for two years with unabashed success in stage races; for one reason or another, it's stopped working. Depending on how events unfold at the 2015 Santos Tour Down Under, it may be time to rewrite the manual from the Book of Sky, writes Anthony Tan from Mount Barker, South Australia.

Too early? Richie Porte attacks on the lower slopes of the Paracombe climb, on Stage 3 of the Tour Down Under. (AFP/Mark Gunter)

Too early? Richie Porte attacks on the lower slopes of the Paracombe climb, on Stage 3 of the Tour Down Under. (AFP/Mark Gunter)

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Velo Files: The Queen Stage

22 January 2015 | 17:00 - By Anthony Tan

Have we just seen our overall race winner? Atop Paracombe, Anthony Tan relives what he believes will be the defining stage of this year's Santos Tour Down Under.

King of the queen stage... Rohan Dennis. (AFP/Mark Gunter)

King of the queen stage... Rohan Dennis. (AFP/Mark Gunter)

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Velo Files: The Missing Link

21 January 2015 | 14:00 - By Anthony Tan

There was room for a twentieth but for some reason organisers of the Santos Tour Down Under decided against it. The non-invitation of one team in particular was an opportunity that went begging, writes Anthony Tan from Stirling, South Australia.

MTN-Qhubeka... A lost opportunity at the TDU. (Getty)

MTN-Qhubeka... A lost opportunity at the TDU. (Getty)

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Velo Files: A Week Enough?

20 January 2015 | 17:00 - By Anthony Tan

Ride to win or ride to lose? As far as Jack Bobridge is concerned there is only one way, writes Anthony Tan from Adelaide.

Full throttle... Jack Bobridge only knows how to ride one way. (AFP/Mark Gunter)

Full throttle... Jack Bobridge only knows how to ride one way. (AFP/Mark Gunter)

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Velo Files: TDU - Too Hard Basket?

19 January 2015 | 18:30 - By Anthony Tan

Australia's premier stage race may become a victim of its own success, writes Anthony Tan from Adelaide.

Tour Down Under: A victim of its own success? (AFP/Mark Gunter)

Tour Down Under: A victim of its own success? (AFP/Mark Gunter)

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Velo Files: Tough Lessons Learned

11 January 2015 | 19:00 - By Anthony Tan

Two second places in the space of a week is an awfully tough lesson in sporting life - particularly for a neo-pro, even more so when a national title is up for grabs - but Caleb Ewan will come out of his experience at the Cycling Australia Road National Championships both stronger and smarter, writes Anthony Tan in Ballarat.

It ain't easy been green... Caleb Ewan spent after finishing second to Heinrich Haussler in the elite men's road race. (Mark Gunter)

It ain't easy been green... Caleb Ewan spent after finishing second to Heinrich Haussler in the elite men's road race. (Mark Gunter)

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